Category Archives: 1. People

Thoughts On The AI Superpowers From The Person Who Understands Them Best

Peter High interviews Kai-Fu Lee, Founder of Sinovation Ventures. They discuss how China is well positioned to surpass the US in AI prowess, the stunning, government-supported progress China’s technology sector has made in recent years, among other topics.

Kimberly Johnson’s Path From Chief Credit Officer To Chief Operating Officer Of Fannie Mae

Peter High interviews Kimberly Johnson, COO of Fannie Mae. They discuss Kimberly’s path to the COO role, Kimberly’s take on green financing, the similarities between risk and operations, among other topics.

FINRA Manages 50 Billion Daily Transactions Using The Public Cloud

Peter High interviews Steve Randich, CIO of FINRA. They discuss Steve’s view on the future of robotics and automation, Washington, D.C.’s market for technology skills, how the best IT teams serve as a trusted advisor to the business, among other topics.

How Blackstone CTO Bill Murphy Drives Innovation

Peter High interviews Bill Murphy, Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone. They discuss the evolution of the CTO role, how Blackstone develops partnerships to aid strategic ventures, organization’s burning need to clean up technical debt, among other topics.

Mike Capone’s Journey From CIO To COO To CEO

Peter High interviews Mike Capone, Chief Executive Officer of Qlik. They discuss Mike’s advice to CIO’s looking to make similar career advances to other C-Level positions, Qlik’s focus on streamlining the analytics process to deliver one platform, how Mike’s technology background has allowed him to better understand Qlik’s customers’ needs, among other topics.

Interview With The Leading Investor In Self-Driving Tech

Peter High Interviews Mike Volpi, General Partner at Index Ventures. They discuss the benefits of open-source software, how the role of IT has evolved as every department within the business is becoming more fluent in technology, how Mike focuses on the founding team and individual entrepreneurs, rather than the sector, when making an investment, among other topics.

How Best Buy, The New York Times, And John Deere Have Become Digital Leaders

Peter High interviews Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. They discuss the differences between an ecosystem or platform strategy, and a product strategy, the four major areas companies must evaluate when making a digital transformation, the importance of senior executives leading cultural change and giving employees the resources to continually learn, among other topics

How 174 Year Old Pearson Is Developing The Netflix Of Education

Peter High interviews, Albert Hitchcock, the Chief Operating and Technology Officer at Pearson. They discuss the skills revolution taking place in the workplace, Pearson’s digital transformation centered around switching to a single platform for users and transitioning from data centers to the public cloud, how Pearson is building AI and machine learning capabilities to transform all aspects of the business, among other topics.

$18B Southern Glazer’s Wine And Spirits’ CIO Drives Excellent Digital Customer Experience

Peter High interviews Ann Dozier, the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. They discuss how digital has played a key role in hiring and retaining talent, how the two IT teams from Legacy Glazer’s and Legacy Southern were combined following the merger, Ann’s view on AI and business intelligence, among other topics.

Simultaneously The CIO And CDO Of Dell And VMware – Bask Iyer Does It All

Peter High interviews Bask Iyer the Executive Vice President of Dell Digital and the Chief Information and Chief Digital Officer of Dell and VMware. They discuss the importance of having the right people and processes in place when making a digital transformation, the differences in implementing the digital transformations at a Silicon Valley company such as VMware versus a company that is an order of magnitude larger in Dell, the value of the IoT, among other topics.